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NASA Launches Rocket From Virginia Facility

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Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images

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ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — NASA has launched a rocket carrying an inflatable heat-shield technology demonstration flight from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The agency says a Black Brant XI sounding rocket carrying the Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment was launched Monday morning. It’s projected to splash down about 100 miles east of Cape Hatteras, NC.

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